Instructor, Chuck Horner, from my online bible course, was talking about the fall of Adam and Eve. In the teaching he made a comment that caused me to pause the study reread the scripture. He stated that Adams first sin was not eating the fruit but his first sin was doing what his wife told him to do.
Read it for yourself: Genesis 3:17(ESV) And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’
Before you ladies all decide to stone me hear me out. I think women should be able to work outside the home if they want. I think women should get equal pay for the same job that a man gets paid to do. I also think women can be beautiful, smart and still be tough.
But I also believe God made man and woman different. I do believe that God created us with the intention of the man being the caretaker of his wife, his home, his family and his job. Those are big responsibilities and not any to be taken lightly.
We live in a culture that teaches young girls and women that allowing a man to take care of them makes us less of a woman. We are told that we DON’T NEED A MAN to open the door for us, to do the heavy lifting jobs at our home and we certainly don’t need him to be the leader of the home because we are equal.
I can not count the number of women that I know personally that RUN their household and not because the man can’t or won’t but because they choose to be in control and the man allows it. If you are a Christian, that life style maybe popular but it is not biblical. God is the head of all of us and then the man was put over the woman, to care for her, love her and to protect her. Not because she can’t do those things but because that was the responsibility that God gave him. I work with children and I hear them say many times that their mom is the boss of their dad. What is this teaching our young girls and young boys? PS. All of these situations consist of Christian families.
I CAN do all the things that the man can do, however I am happy that I have a man in my life who chooses to take the biblical stance and does things for me instead. I want to be cared for, loved and protected by my man. I don’t tell him what to do, nor does he tell me what to do. If we have a difference of opinion on a subject, we pray together about what to do next and yes, if we can’t decide I choose to allow my husband to make the final decision. FYI. I have never regretted doing this, because his decision was the right one each time.
There is an old song named, I will follow you by Toulouse. I love the song because it basically says that the person singing it will follow the other person wherever they go and that nothing can keep them away because of their love for them. If we love our husbands and we love The Lord, then we should follow them wherever they may go and follow their lead with whatever decisions they may make. Remember, I am talking about a Christian husband who is following God.
Maybe today, you need to pray that God will humble you to follow your husband. If we can’t or don’t follow our husbands, how will we obey and follow God? I am praying for you today to make God first and your husband second. Don’t cause your husband to sin as Adam did. Allow him to be the leader of your home and show the next generation that following the bible is not old and outdated. Hebrews 13:8 says Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Give it try. What do you have to loose?